Mega Abomasnow Raid Guide

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Abomasnow (Mega)

Mega Abomasnow is the final mega raid boss of 2020 in Pokémon Go. Due to its 2x weakness to the Fire type, its best counters are strong Fire type mega evolutions such as Mega Charizard Y, Mega Houndoom and Mega Charizard X.

You cannot catch Abomasnow in its mega evolved form from the raid. The mega raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Abomasnow.

Abomasnow can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1148- 1349 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1436- 1687 CP at level 25 with Sunny Sunny or Snow weather boost

This write-up will serve as a comprehensive guide to successfully beating Mega Abomasnow in the raid with the best counters, its catch CP range, the stats and the moveset analysis of Mega Abomasnow.

It is quite possible to duo Mega Abomasnow in Sunny or Sunny weather, particularly with the use of mega evolved Fire type Pokémon. In all other cases, around 3-5 trainers with strong and high level Fire type Pokémon can take down Mega Abomasnow with relative ease, no matter what the weather in the game is like.

Mega Abomasnow Counters

List of counters for the Mega Abomasnow Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, including best Pokémon to defeat it, highest DPS attackers, and moves to use. Learn which Pokémon are the best choice to beat this raid boss.

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 7 194s
2. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 7 200s
3. Blaziken (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 10 223s
4. Entei (Shadow) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 7 231s
5. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Magma Storm Fire 4 247s
6. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Fusion Flare Fire 8 230s
7. Chandelure (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 10 229s
8. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 9 234s
9. Moltres (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 10 236s
10. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 13 239s
11. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 8 244s
12. Charizard (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 11 240s
13. Infernape (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 11 241s
14. Typhlosion (Shadow) Incinerate Fire Blast Burn Fire 10 243s
15. Volcarona Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 7 255s
16. Ho-Oh (Shadow) Incinerate Fire Sacred Fire Fire 8 256s
17. Arcanine (Shadow) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 10 256s
18. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 10 258s
19. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 10 258s
20. Magmortar (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Fire Punch Fire 11 258s
21. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 10 263s
22. Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 7 272s
23. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 10 266s
24. Emboar Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 9 268s
25. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Fire Punch Fire 8 272s
26. Delphox Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 9 272s
27. Houndoom (Shadow) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 13 270s
28. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 10 275s
29. Victini Quick Attack Normal V-create Fire 7 287s
30. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 12 283s

* marks a Legacy Move

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Best Mega Pokémon for Mega Abomasnow raids

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 224.95s 8.63
2. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 259.60s 10.00
3. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 281.35s 11.63

It is strongly recommended to use mega evolved Pokémon not just because of their inherent raw power, but also for the added bonus in damage output by all Fire type Pokémon in the raid battle. 

Mega Charizard Y and Mega Houndoom are the prime Fire type megas in the meta right now and are designed to melt down Mega Abonamsow ruthlessly.

Mega Charizard Y boasts of an absolutely monstrous ATK stat of 319, putting even the likes of Mewtwo to shame. Armed with the ever-dependable Community Day Fire type killer duo of Fire Spin and the nuking Blast Burn, Mega Charizard Y is your best bet at duoing Mega Abomasnow raids. There should be no shortage of Charizard mega energy after its October Community Day and as such, this is your most lethal Fire type to finish off Mega Abomasnow.

With a mighty impressive ATK stat of 289, Mega Houndoom is your next best choice to spell doom for Mega Abomasnow. This hellish hound has the firepower to scare the living daylights out of Mega Abomasnow with the impressive combo of Fire Fang and Flamethrower. Release the hound!

Mega Abomasnow Stats

Abomasnow (Mega) GrassIce
CP at lvl 40 3405
ATK 240 DEF 191 HP 207
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Bug Fighting Flying Poison Rock Steel Ground Rock Water Dragon Flying Grass

Mega Abomasnow Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Energy Ball Grass
  • Blizzard Ice
  • Weather Ball Ice
  • Outrage Dragon

Mega Abomasnow sporting Grass type moves is a walk in the park for Fire types. Particularly, Mega Charizard Y as well as X boast of heavy resistance to the Grass type, making it ideal to use these two.

With Ice type moves, Mega Abomasnow does its best damage. In this case, Mega Houndoom takes the driver’s seat in terms of resistingIce type moves. That said, Mega Charizard Y’s terrifying ATK stat and Blast Burn make it shred apart Mega Abomasnow.

Outrage does decent neutral damage to almost everyFire type except Heatran and deals super-effective damage to the might of Reshiram.

Parting words

At the end of the day, your Fire Pokémon have enough firepower in them to shrug away those leaves and snowflakes from Mega Abomasnow.

Mega Abomasnow will outperform Mamoswine as an Ice type attacker and is undoubtedly an excellent Pokémon to take down the mighty Dragon types.

Wish you a Happy Winter and loads of enjoyment bagging a high IV and/or possibly a shiny Abomasnow

Author & tags

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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